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Chris Tierney (born July 1, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks 55th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Chris Tierney
Chris Tierney.jpg
Born (1994-07-01) July 1, 1994 (age 25)
Keswick, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Ottawa Senators
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 55th overall, 2012
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2014–present

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Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

Tierney began his major junior career in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) during the 2010–11 season with the London Knights, scoring 11 points in 47 games.

At the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Tierney was selected in the second round, 55th overall, by the San Jose Sharks.[1] On April 2, 2013, the Sharks signed Tierney to a three-year, entry-level contract.[2]

During the 2012–13 season, the Knights won the J. Ross Robertson Cup. Tierney finished the playoffs with 21 points in 21 games. The Knights lost in the semi-finals to the Portland Winterhawks during the Memorial Cup.

Tierney concluded his major junior career during the 2013–14 season. He finished his Knights' career with 191 points in 247 games.

ProfessionalEdit

Tierney turned professional during the 2014–15 season. He made the Sharks' opening night roster and recorded his first career point (an assist) in his debut on October 8.[3] On February 5, 2015, Tierney scored his first career NHL goal in a 5–1 win over the Vancouver Canucks.[4] Tierney also spent time with the Sharks' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Worcester Sharks.

Tierney spent the entirety of the 2015–16 season with the Sharks, appearing in 79 games. He also played in an additional 24 games during the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Sharks reached the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.

On July 11, 2017, the Sharks signed Tierney to a one-year, one-way contract extension worth $735,000.[5]

On July 18, 2018, Tierney signed a two-year contract extension with the Sharks.[6] Prior to the 2018–19 season, having reported to the Sharks 2018 training camp, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators on September 13, 2018, as part of a package for superstar defenceman Erik Karlsson.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 London Knights OHL 47 3 8 11 12 4 0 1 1 0
2011–12 London Knights OHL 65 11 23 34 20 19 5 2 7 4
2012–13 London Knights OHL 68 18 39 57 12 21 6 15 21 6
2013–14 London Knights OHL 67 40 49 89 12 9 6 11 17 0
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 29 8 21 29 10 4 1 2 3
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 43 6 15 21 6
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 79 7 13 20 20 24 5 4 9 6
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 11 12 23 6 6 0 1 1 0
2017–18 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 17 23 40 8 10 0 2 2 2
2018–19 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 9 39 48 26
NHL totals 365 50 102 152 66 40 5 7 12 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sharks select Chris Tierney with No. 55 pick". fearthefin.com. June 23, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Sharks sign center Chris Tierney to entry-level deal". San Jose Sharks. April 2, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Chris Tierney game log 2014–15". HockeyReference.com. June 7, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Sharks 5, Canucks 1 boxscore". HockeyReference.com. February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sharks re-sign Chris Tierney to 1-year deal". National Post. July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Sharks Re-Sign Forward Chris Tierney". nhl.com. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Sharks Acquire Two-Time Norris Trophy-Winning Erik Karlsson from Senators". September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.

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